- Juan Marin del Potro, a 20-year-old Argentine ranked sixth in the world, unseated Roger Federer in Monday's final to take the U.S. Open crown away from the five-time defending champion. A day after del Potro demolished Rafael Nadal in straight sets, he rallied past Federer in five. He survived Federer's serving for the second set and a fourth-set tiebreaker before breaking the world No. 1 twice in the fifth set—3-6, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. This was Federer's first loss in a grand slam final to someone not named Rafael Nadal. Del Potro outplayed Federer on the ground after the first set and, after getting through some serving yips in the third, outserved the unusually inconsistent Federer, who was under 50 percent on his first-serve percentage for the match.
- Yankees 5, Angels 3: This game, a makeup for a May rainout, is important to the Yankees for two reasons. First, it puts them six games up in the race for the best record in the American League and the home-field advantage that comes with it. Second, Joba Chamberlain made it through four innings! Rejoice! Some speed in the eighth helped the Yankees in their game-winning rally. Their magic number for the American League East is 12.
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